Finally arrived at the Whitsunday’s which has to be the sailing capital of Australia. Hoping to get some sailing in while I am here but want to avoid the booze cruises so might have to find a private boat that will take me. The Journey here from Fraser was a pretty epic almost 800km and sadly we had to miss out on the 1770 beach although did stop at Bundaburg to try some to the rum, Bundaburg is a big sugar cane growing area. Fraser Island was absolutely beautiful and we spent 4 days there, the driving was pretty tough at times because the sand was so soft because of lack of rain, I had to let the tyres down to just under 20 psi to get though some bits..we rescued 2 other drivers and a Korean girl who was drowning in Lake Makensie. Lake Makensie was definately the most beatiful part of the Island and we spent most of a day just messing about in the water and MArk trying to teach the Korean and her friend from Thailand to swim while keeping their heads above water. The beaches were also beatiful but if the stingers didn’t put you off swimming rumours of Maneating sharks do. The Island is covered for the most part by rainforest where we camped which is crisscrossed with 4×4 tracks and a load of hired 4wds driving very poorly indeed…ok so I guess being in my own car meant I didn’t want to risk damaging it, but we still had plenty of fun. The only downside were the fly which were abut as big as the top part of my thumb and were very persistant, if they bit you the draw blood so you kind of build up a disslike of them very quickly. Other than that I stood in an ants nest one night in the dark which was very nasty, ants bite hard here and it hurts! Next stop is Townsville and I will have done a complete circuit of Oz so will be heading for the centre from there.